The Friendly Fifth

Convention Forms

December 1, 2021
Dear District 5 Board & Membership:
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to the wonderful events in December.   This is also time to get ready for our upcoming review and elections of officers in our District for 2022.
District 5 has been very successful the past few years and is continuing to grow in many positive ways for the future.  Leadership and commitment by our members has put our District in a top position at Sons of Norway.  We are recognized as one of the best due to the vast wealth of activities, investment, and heritage promotion in our Midwest states.
The Nominating Committee for District 5 includes Robin Fossum, chair (Dovre 353); Tom Boudreau (Elvedal 556); and Andy Johnsen (Scandiana 600).  We are working together to put together the best and the brightest qualified members to continue the excellent work for our fraternal.  Our committee will receive all applications for review and recommend candidates for the positions of Executive Officers and Zone Directors.  All applicants must be Benefit Member who own a Sons of Norway insurance or annuity product.  A product is easy to own with a reasonable small investment.
The Nominating Committee received several applications in 2020 before all Sons of Norway Meetings and Conventions were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.  The Committee will scan and send those applicants their previous application and ask that a new one is completed.  There are a few minor changes in the new form for 2022.
Attached is a Sons of Norway District Candidate Leadership Application – 2022.  Please feel free to contact any one of us with questions or suggestions of candidates.  District 5 consists of many talented members with a variety of education and experiences. We look forward to hearing from you.
We hope you will share this letter with your Lodges as many will be preparing to elect delegates to the District 5 Convention in Madison on June 15-18, 2022.  Leadership is not an easy task, but wonderfully rewarding.  There are countless ways that Sons of Norway has affected our lives, and many others, through the work we share.  Please consider helping continue our tradition of heritage and fraternity.
Beste hilsen,
Robin Fossum, chair                                        Tom Boudreau                                  Andrew Johnsen                              
715-642-2414                                                     715-886-4514                                     219-374-7696